It’s time for Austinite’s to grab their stretchy pants because Austin’s cheesiest food festival is back for a third year!  Starting today, tickets to the 3rd annual Austin Mac & Cheese Festival will be available.

The event takes place on Sunday, November 11th at 11am at the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.  This year’s festival promises to host the same gut-busting, cheesy goodness with unlimited mac and cheese tastings and offerings from some of Austin’s most talented chefs, popular restaurants, food trucks and catering teams.


Each festival ticket entry provides unlimited Mac & Cheese tastings with access to adult beverages and ONE vote for your favorite mac & cheese offering, to crown the Best Mac & Cheese Winner.  Tickets are available in limited quantities and are expected to sell out.  A portion of the proceeds benefit the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts scholarship program!  Tickets are non-refundable but ticket holders may transfer your tickets to someone else if you are unable to attend via Eventbrite.

Tickets and may be purchased starting September 3rd on the festival’s event page at


  • Generally Cheesy Admission (GA) $45 – Unlimited mac & cheese tastings, Select Morning or Afternoon session, 4 beverage tickets, mac & cheese comas.
  • Very Important Cheesy Admission (VIP) $90 – Unlimited mac & cheese tastings, unlimited beverages with access to the VIP lounge, all day festival access, VIP express entry
  • *Children’s Tickets ( Ages 4 – 10 yrs) $25  – available at discounted rates, however however you must purchase a child ticket through the online ticketing service to reserve your child’s spot in case of a sellout. See above for ticket prices.
  • Veteran’s Discount $35 – With proof of military ID (please email


Austin Mac and Cheese Fest 2017 by Courtney Pierce


The festival will take place during RAIN or SHINE and there will be private security on-site.


Participants & Volunteers

Austin area restaurants, food trucks, chefs or caterers that wish to participate, please contact the festival coordinators at Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer for the festival please visit the Volunteer Registration Page to fill out the application.



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Hayden Walker
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Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

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